She was born with severe birth defects confining her to a hospital since birth Ricos parents signed her over to the SWA on her eleventh birthday where she was given a new lease on life due to her cybernetic operation. Rico loves her new body and life at the SWA viewing each day as a blessing. She maintains a happy disposition despite her treatment as a machine by her handler Jean. Rico is only one who clearly remembers her past: that she was in a hospital that her parents fought and where her father works.